Known as a vibrant region in the northeast of the United States, comprising six states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut), each offering its own unique culture and landscape, making this a perfect New England holidays destination for travellers of all tastes and ages. With its distinct seasons, there’s something on offer at all times of the year. Classed as a humid continental climate eco-region, it enjoys warm summers and snowy winters; perfect for a river cruise in summer, skiing in winter, and in between there’s the world-famous leaf peeping season with its spectacular show of autumnal colour and mild springs perfect for cycling or hiking through the beautiful countryside.
The geographical placement of the region means that it is incredibly diverse, with landscapes ranging from mountains to forests to dramatic rocky coastlines and soft sandy beaches, with rivers and lakes which make it navigable by waterway as well as by coach and rail.
New England is bordered by Canada to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Long Island Sound to the south and the state of New York to the north. With a number of America’s most famous sights within easy reach, it’s possible to take advantage of a tour that allows you to explore the region as well as taking trips out to experience the wonder of Niagara Falls, see all of Toronto laid out from the top of the CN Tower (the world’s tallest free standing tower) and even to go on a shopping spree in neighbouring New York. Look out for a package deal or escorted tours that offer the kind of pace and atmosphere that suits you, and look into the trips offered as well as any optional excursions to make sure you get the most out of your trip. There’s so much on offer, it would be a shame to miss out!
Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts in particular are popular tourist destinations, known for their small-town charm and beaches. But there’s something for everyone in New England: for sun lovers, there are the beaches of Rhode Island and Maine; for history buffs, there’s Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution; for culture vultures there are the pretty steepled churches of Connecticut; for the bargain hunter, the famous antique shops of Litchfield Hills; for hikers, the Green Mountain State of Vermont… the possibilities are, quite literally, endless. And with the right kind of package holiday or escorted tour, you can get the best of not just two but several worlds, taking in as much of the region as possible. The region is rich with culture and famed for its old world hospitality, so don’t hesitate to get stuck right in. Take part in a traditional square dance, taste the world-famous maple syrup, sample the delicious seafood, attend a literary festival, or simply stroll along the city streets and soak up the culture.
So, whether it be for the unparalleled leaf season, a beachfront summer holiday, a flora and fauna springtime excursion or a mountain ski season getaway, New England welcomes travellers of all tastes at all times of year; there really is something here for everyone.